What Matters Most

What Matters Most

by Zoe Dawson

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What Matters Most by Zoe Dawson

Billionaire Aiden Sinclair is taking one day at a time as he struggles with nightmares and his PTSD from his last tour of duty in the middle east. When his long-time Gal Friday, Faith Chapman drops a bomb on him that he'd never seen coming, he reacts badly and they part ways, but feels it's for the best. He's nothing but screwed up. Then, there's an ultimatum from his father and Aiden finds himself homeless and penniless. Now he's relying on Faith's tender mercy as he's drawn into her brainchild, Angel Paws, pairing dogs with wounded warriors, something that is close to his heart. Can Aiden allow himself to heal, ignore the paws already on his heart and accept Faith's love?

Faith has been in love with Aiden from the moment she met him ten years ago when he took a chance on her right out of high school and hired her as his personal assistant. But after he came back from his tour of duty, he wasn't the same man and Faith has struggled to keep her secret love for him under wraps. But when it slipped out during a close, tender moment with him and he reacted so badly to the declaration, Faith had no choice but to move on. Now Aiden is working with her to turn an inherited, rundown estate into a retreat for warriors mentally scarred from the battlefield and the amazing power of canine love to rescue these heroes. Will Aiden's involvement help him to find his own path to healing? As they draw closer and closer together, can she even hope that he would ever return the love that still burns strongly in her heart and finally discover what matters most?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158708701
Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
Publication date: 10/06/2017
Series: Going to the Dogs , #8
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 197,471
File size: 474 KB

About the Author

Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of multi-published, bestselling author Karen Anders. Karen started her career because her grandmother gave her a book to read. That book made her fall in love with romance and started her on the trek to get published. She achieved that goal in 1996 with the publication of Jennifer’s Outlaw for Silhouette. Even with eighteen books under her belt, she can’t wait for that next idea, that next exquisite sentence and, of course, the next hero and heroine who fall in love.

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What Matters Most 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, but the writing, or editing, left me frustrated. There were scores of grammatical mistakes that became very distracting.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
What Matters Most by Zoe Dawson Going to the Dogs 2 The Alphas Series Book Four Aiden Sinclair; billionaire, eligible bachelor, screwed up mess. When Aiden returned home from the war—he took it with him. Instead of taking his place back at Sinclair Enterprises...he let his life swirl down the tubes with drinking and carousing. Trying to keep the nightmares at bay. Holding on instead of letting go. Faith Chapman had fallen in love with Aiden since the day she first started working for him. She had to accept after two years that he did not return the same man who had left for war. But she was a caretaker and wasn't going to let go of him...no matter how much he tried to shake her off. Great story. More intense because of what Aiden is dealing with. And of course there are dogs there to help along with the characters from the previous books. For me, I needed my tissues close by. **Sexual content and language
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4.5 - "Everyone deserves a second chance." Stars! Book eight in Zoe Dawson’s Going to the Dogs series; What Matters Most gives us Aiden and Faith’s story. This is the first story I have read from this series, and it can absolutely be read as a standalone. Two years on from being honorably discharged from the Armed Forces, Aiden is still very much struggling to deal with what he experienced while on his last tour in the middle-east. The ghosts from that failed mission as well as the nightmares and flash backs he suffers from on a daily basis have pushed him to the brink, so much so that he has resorted to using drink as a way to numb the thoughts in his head. The man she’s known had receded behind this lost, lonely soul… Faith has been by his side as initially his assistant but also support network and friend as his life has spiraled, and it’s safe to say that along with his family the worry is growing. Secretly having feelings for him hasn’t helped either, because watching the man you are pretty sure you love start to lose himself into an abyss of self-recrimination, depression and alcoholism while not being able to do anything about it but offer support hurts more than she can almost bear. As you would expect being witness to watching someone who once was a strong, vital man hit rock bottom, made this quite an emotional read. "You never give up do you..?" "No, never. Not when it comes to you." But it was how Aiden reacted to that and what he did afterwards to try and take back control of his life that made this such a heart-warming, and enjoyable book. I won’t lie I had a few tears in my eyes at quite a few points, but it was worth it, the author didn’t rush the progression for Aiden dealing with his issues or for the relationship that grows between him and Faith whilst all of that is happening. "I’m no one’s hero." The secondary characters added the necessary depth to the story, as well as the support Aiden and Faith needed. All in all a really great romance, as always well written, with likeable characters, and a great supporting cast.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I have only read a handful of books by this talented author, and to date, this has been the best story. The story centers around billionaire and retired Marine, Aiden Sinclair , and Faith Chapman, his personal assistant and someone who has been in love with him since she was 18 years old. Two years ago, Aiden returned from his last tour in the Middle East a changed man. A man that now drowns his feelings in a bottle while Faith feels hopeless when she seems unable to help him. Unbeknown to his friends and family, that last tour affected his self-worth, his moral compass and the ability to forgive himself, even though he saved his best friend by carrying him 10 miles. But the story is more that this plot. I am truly grateful that Ms Dawson highlights not only the physical injuries that the dedicated men and women that serve our country have to endure during war, but also the psychological injuries that they suffer . Whether PTSD, or moral injuries. The later challenged because of the conditions of war. We as a nation, need to do a better job of assisting these brave men and women when they return home. In this story, the used of dogs for the vets was presented since these animals give unconditional love . A type of love we all needed, but especially the returning troops. The other important help was professional help. All in all a story that is heartbreaking, and at times you will want to cry for AIden, but it’s also a heartwarming story of hope, compassion, and love. So, thank you, Ms Dawson , for that reminder. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.